Letter to Hogan: 1000 health professionals call for action

Along with U.S. PIRG and more than 1000 health professionals, we are calling on our decision makers to shut down, start over, and do it right. 

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Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Author: Emily Scarr

Maryland PIRG State Director

(410) 467-9389

Started on staff: 2005
B.A., Vassar College

Emily directs strategy, organizational development, research, communications and legislative advocacy for Maryland PIRG. Recently, Emily helped win small donor public financing in Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George's County, and Baltimore City; the Family and Firefighter Protection Act to ban flame retardants in children's products, furniture and mattresses; and, the Maryland Keep Antibiotics Effective Act to protect public health by restricting the use of antibiotics on Maryland farms. Emily serves on the Executive Committees of the Maryland Fair Elections Coalition, the Maryland Campaign to Keep Antibiotics Working, and the Maryland Tobacco Free Kids Coalition. She also serves on the Steering Committees for the Maryland Pesticide Action Network and Marylanders for Open Government. Emily lives in Baltimore with her husband, children, and dog.

Maryland PIRG has sent a letter to Governor Hogan. Along with U.S. PIRG and our partners across the country, we are calling on our decision makers to shut down, start over, and do it right. This call has been joined by more than 1000 public health professionals from Maryland and nationwide, and the list is growing.

We have access to an incredible team of public health experts in Maryland and Governor Hogan laid out a strong plan with his Roadmap to Recovery.  The plan outlines the need to rollback reopening if conditions worsen. Unfortunately, we have reached that time.

Maryland PIRG is calling on the Governor to immediately tighten restrictions statewide and be ready to shut down, start over, and do it right.

It’s time to reset. Bold action taken today will save lives, and we need leadership.

We've created an open letter to America’s decision makers on behalf of health professionals across the country. We'll update the list regularly with signatures. If you're a health professional, add your name.

Not a health professional? We need you too.

Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Author: Emily Scarr

Maryland PIRG State Director

(410) 467-9389

Started on staff: 2005
B.A., Vassar College

Emily directs strategy, organizational development, research, communications and legislative advocacy for Maryland PIRG. Recently, Emily helped win small donor public financing in Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George's County, and Baltimore City; the Family and Firefighter Protection Act to ban flame retardants in children's products, furniture and mattresses; and, the Maryland Keep Antibiotics Effective Act to protect public health by restricting the use of antibiotics on Maryland farms. Emily serves on the Executive Committees of the Maryland Fair Elections Coalition, the Maryland Campaign to Keep Antibiotics Working, and the Maryland Tobacco Free Kids Coalition. She also serves on the Steering Committees for the Maryland Pesticide Action Network and Marylanders for Open Government. Emily lives in Baltimore with her husband, children, and dog.